By BRIAN FERRY
There wasn't a lot of baseball at the Jones Chevrolet celebration on Thursday, but there were hot dogs, apple pie, and plenty of classic cars.
On Nov. 3, 1911, Louis Chevrolet and William Durant started a company. In celebration of 100 years of Chevrolet, Jones hosted a cruise-in, served hot dogs and apple pie, held contests, and brought out the scrapbooks.
Walt Smith brought in his 1932 Chevy. Smith and his son Allen, who works at Jones, posed for a picture between the history (the '32) and the future (a 2012 Volt 100 percent electric) of the company.
Among the other classics driven onto the lot by enthusiastic Chevy owners were a '50 Chevy, a '57 convertible, a '67 Camaro, and several Corvettes from over the years.
Inside the showroom, scrapbooks with old ads, pictures of classics, and other historical information was laid out for the public.
Jones hasn't been selling Chevys as long as Chevys have been sold, but it's pretty close.
"It's Chevrolet's 100th Anniversary today," Bill Jones said. "We're celebrating our 91st year with Chevrolet."
"We'd like to thank all of our faithful customers over the years," Jones said.